Professor Liam Kilduff

Professor Liam Kilduff

Professor, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 513441

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Research Links

Academic Office - A113
First Floor
Engineering East
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Kilduff is the head of the A-STEM Research Centre and also leads the Welsh Institute of Performance Science. He works with a number of elite and professional sporting organisations mainly centred around athlete preparation and recovery. He has published over 130 papers in international peer reviewed journals and secured over £2m in research income.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Strength and Power Development
  • Performance Science
  • Team Sports
  • Power Sports
  • Competition Day Strategies
  • Recovery Modalities
  • Concurrent Training for Team Sports

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Performance Science

Strength and Conditioning


Current Research Projects

  • Welsh Institute of Performance Science related projects
  • The Design of a Graphene Based Wearable Heater for Use in Elite Sport
  • The relationship between physical characteristics and match performance in international rugby players
  • Investigating the use of intermittent lower-limb occlusion to enhance recovery from exercise induced muscle damage in professional rugby players
  • Physical demands of training and competition in international netball players.
  • Concurrent Training in Professional soccer players
  • The Effects of Passive and Active Re-Warm Up Strategies on Repeated Sprint Ability and Peak Power Output Employed During a Half-Time Period in Professional Rugby Union Players
Award Highlights


  • Chair, Welsh Institute of Performance Science (WIPS) research steering and Strategic Management Board (2015 – Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (2012 – Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (2011 – Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Professional Strength & Conditioning (The Journal of the UKSCA) (2012 – Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Sports Science (2019 – Present)
  • Guest Editor, European Journal of Sports Science, issue on Science and Rugby 2015
  • Section Editor, IRB Science and Rugby 2012 - Present
  • Research Advisor, French Rugby Federation (2019 – Present)
  • Research Advisor, Toulon Rugby Club (2017- 2019)
  • Research Advisor, RFU (2014 – 2019)
  • Research Advisor, Swansea City AFC (2013 – Present)
  • Research Consultant, British Cycling (2009 – 2012)
  • Sports Science Consultant, Wigan Athletic AFC (2009 – 2010)
  • Sports Science Consultant, Celtic Crusaders RL (2009 – 2010)
  • Sports Science Consultant, Welsh Rugby Union (2006 – 2010)
  • Sports Science Consultant, Ospreys Rugby (2005 – 2008)
  • Research Consultant, UK Sport (2009 – 2014)

Dr Yannis Pitsiladis (Brighton University)
Dr Christian Cook (UK Sport)
Dr Matt Parker (EIS)
Prof. Robert Newton (Edith Cowen University, Australia)
Dr Alun Williams (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Professor Mark Russell (Northumbria University)
Dr Joy Bringer (Sport Wales)